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parentpartner10-webParent/Partner Day provides opportunities to experience how students’ education inspires their artistic development, careers and lives. MIAD’s annual Parent/Partner Day is part of MIAD’s Homecoming Experience, October 18-20.

This year’s event is more inclusive than ever, inviting all parents, students and alumni to engage with the entire MIAD community and participate in activities that include the Third Annual Student/Alumni Art Sale and Parent/Partner’s day of roundtables, workshops, tours and demonstrations on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

The Homecoming Experience weekend also coincides with the Third Ward’s Fall Gallery Night/Day, Oct. 19-20, which includes exciting exhibitions at MIAD.

Parent/Partner Day and the events surrounding it broaden parent and student opportunities to engage with alumni, who play a key role in the MIAD experience and whose career paths provide invaluable insights to students of all class years.

The day’s schedule of events:

11:30 a.m. – Registration
11:30 a.m. – Lunch in MIAD’s Om Nom Café
1:00 p.m. – Section I: Workshops, Roundtables and Art Sale Open
2:30 p.m. – Section II: Workshops, On- and Off-Campus Gallery and Studio Tours, Roundtables and Art Sale Open
4:00 p.m. – Celebratory Reception in the Art Sale (Fourth Floor Gallery)
5:00 p.m. – Student/Alumni Art Sale Closes

To help with planning, registration for this free event should be completed by Friday, Oct. 12.

1 p.m. Workshops:

The Benefits of Study Abroad: What, Why, When and How
465 E, Fourth Floor
Led by Jenny Krantz, Director of Creative Learning Opportunities, and Carol Masse, Director of Financial Aid

Bronze Pour – Parents Invited
199 – Sculpture Lab, First Floor
Led by faculty members Jill Sebastian and Bruce Grudzinski

Drawing Class – Parents Only
360, Third Floor
Led by Steve Horvath, Drawing Professor

Taking Paper to the Next Level – Book Arts
230, Second Floor
Led by faculty member Shawn K. Simmons

Career Exploration – Recommended for Parents and Students
470A, Fourth Floor
Led by Christina WickHeiser, Assistant Director of Career Services

Where Are They Now? – Parents and Alumni Invited
Todd Wehr Auditorium, River Level
Led by Duane Seidensticker, Director of Career Services, and alumni guest speakers

Exploring Interior Architecture and Design
IAD Conference Area, First Floor – East
Led by Teresa Cano, IAD student

Ask Me About Working With:
Frederick Layton Gallery, River Level
Led by alumni

2:30 p.m. Workshops:

Guided Tour of Area Galleries
Meet at the Main Entrance
Led by faculty members Natanya Blanck and Courtney Maloney; staff member Marianne Di Ulio; and students Stephanie Kovach and Sierra O’Brien

Self-Guided Tour of Student Alumni Art Sale
Meet at the Fourth Floor
Hosted by the MIAD Alumni Association

Ask Me About Working With:
Frederick Layton Gallery, River Level
Led by alumni

Click here to register for Parent/Partner Day.
Click here to read about previous Parent/Partner Days.
Click here for more information on the Third Annual Student/Alumni Art Sale.
Click here to read MIAD’s Parent Blog.

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